New China to Iran Freight Train Beats Ocean Shipping

May 14, 2018

A new freight train service connecting Inner Mongolia to Tehran, Iran's capital, will cut shipping times by over half compared to ocean carrier services, according to China’s state-run news agency Xinhua. The test of the new route started with a train leaving the city of Bayannur in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on May 10, 2018. It will make an 8,352-kilometre journey through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan before arriving in Tehran 15 days later, shortening transportation time by at least 20 days when compared with ocean shipping options.…See Details...

Hapag-Lloyd CEO has Contract Extended

May 14, 2018

The supervisory board of Hapag-Lloyd has unanimously approved an extension of CEO Rolf Habben Jansen's contract for a further five years until March 31, 2024. Jansen was appointed member of the Hapag-Lloyd Executive Board in April 2014 and has been CEO since July 2014. Additionally, in the wake of a reorganization of Hapag-Lloyd’s Executive Board in March, management changes have been made in Asia and the Middle East. Beginning April 1, Lars Christiansen assumed the position of Senior Managing Director of Region Asia, in Singapore. Christiansen replaced Joachim Schlotfeldt, who was appointed Chief Personnel and Global Procurement Officer on the Executive Board. Dheeraj Bhatia has been appointed Christiansen’s successor in this position as Senior Managing Director Region Middle East.…See Details...

APL Further Reduces Fleet Carbon Emissions in 2017

May 14, 2018

Singapore-based shipping company APL managed to cut its carbon dioxide emissions per transported container per kilometer by 50.7% in 2017, compared to its base level in 2009. The company said that the achievement marks APL’s eighth consecutive year of improved environmental performance. “We are proud to raise the bar in reducing the carbon footprint of our fleet operations once again. APL’s concerted efforts to improve our environmental efficiency year after year underscore our commitment to a greener and more sustainable maritime industry,” Dennis Yee, APL Global Head for Safety Security and Environment, said.…See Details...

Yang Ming Volume and Revenue Up in Q1, but Suffering Net Loss

May 12, 2018

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation (Yang Ming) enjoyed a volume growth and revenue growth in first quarter (Q1) 2018, but it suffered a net loss of USD 67 million, the company report said as quoted by hellenicshippingnews. The report that has been approved by the Board Meeting on 11th May said that this shipping line handled as much as 1.22 million TEUs in Q1, up 9% year over year. Its consolidated revenues of Q1 totaled USD 1.07 billion, up 2.58% compared with USD 1.04 billion in revenue from previous year. But, the company’s net loss, after tax, was USD 67 million, said the report.…See Details...

Shipbuilders Expecting Govt's Sustainable Programs in Vessel Procurement

May 08, 2018

Government is expected more seriously help the national shipbuilding industry and to facilitate this one of the nation's potential industry to overcome the obstacles faced by the industry for a very long time. Some contacted indsutry players affirmed to Indonesia Shipping Gazette of some government programs that directly created positive impact to the industry, including procurement of as many as 100 fleets for sea toll program in 2015. …See Details...

Agencies Expected to Be Professional toward World Class Agent

May 07, 2018

​Ministry of Transportation asks the management of shipping agency companies in Indonesia to manage the business professionally and optimally as an effort of maintaining ship and cargo traffic smoothness from and to the port.…See Details...

CEO Pelindo IV: 2.5 Years Building Connectivity, Price Disparity Getting Lower

May 07, 2018

State-owned port operator, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia IV (Pelindo IV) keeps developing connectivity at Eastern Indonesia Region (KTI) so that the supply of commodities in the region runs continuously. “We have been building connectivity in KTI for two years, and the result is, that the price disparity between eastern and western Indonesia regions is gradually decreasing and the consumer goods price has been down,” Doso Agung, the CEO of Pelindo IV said.…See Details...

Eddy Kurniawan Logam Reelected to Lead IPERINDO

May 04, 2018

Eddy Kurniawan Logam, the CEO of PT Logindo Samudera Makmur, is reelected to be the Chairman of Indonesia Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Association (Iperindo) for 2018-2022 terms. Three names, Eddy K Logam from PT Logindo Samudera Makmur, Yance Gunawan from PT Dumas Tanjung Perak Shipyard and Askan Naim from PT Krakatau Shipyard became the candidates of the chairman during Iperindo’s Management Board election. The voting of Iperindo’s chairman for next four years term was held in the General Meeting of Members (RUA) of Iperindo on Thursday (5/3/2018).…See Details...

Ministry of Transportation Pushes Forward Enhancement of PBM Competency

May 03, 2018

​Ministry of Transportation expects all stevedoring companies (PBM) in Indonesian ports to keep focus enhancing human resources competency to make them able to produce a more efficient stevedoring service.…See Details...

Aptrindo Greatly Welcomes Auto Gate System in Tanjung Priok Port

May 03, 2018

​Indonesian Trucking Business Association (Aptrindo) salutes genially the plan of Tanjung Priok Port to apply non-cash port pass service through the implementation of Auto Gate System.…See Details...